Grand Canyon News Week of Mar 18, 2019

A view of the Grand Canyon from space
Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Grand Canyon surrounded by snow in northern Arizona.

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First female Grand Canyon Nation Park superintendent resigns after bogus-sounding investigation
The first openly gay female superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has resigned following a dubious investigation in which she was cleared.

Source: www.nydailynews.com
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Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years as a national treasure
Clearly it’s much older than the US, but here are some some fun facts about Arizona’s celebrated canyon

Source: www.mercurynews.com
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Nature up close: Grand Canyon ecosystems
If you were to take a trip down the canyon from the north side, you walk through five ecosystems: the boreal forest, the ponderosa pine forest, the pinyon-juniper woodland, desert scrub, and desert.

Source: www.cbsnews.com
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$671 million of backlogged NPS maintenance projects completed in FY2018
The National Park Service (NPS) estimates that during Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, over $671 million in needed repair work was completed at national parks across the country, one of the the largest amounts of deferred maintenance needs retired in a single year.

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